The possibility of running out of money in retirement is a topic much favoured by journalists when they are commentating on the pension freedoms. It is rightly a matter for concern for individuals to review. Where do you stand? Pensions Freedom The changes became law with effect from 6th April 2015 and, principally, allow individuals […]
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That’s the target of the new government for this nation of 178 million (2014). Retired General Buhari was elected President of Nigeria in March 2015 for a four-year term. He campaigned on a three-pronged agenda of tackling insecurity, curbing widespread corruption and reviving the ailing economy. President Buhari is popular with the masses and is […]
We do our best to provide a personal service, whatever the size of the investment pot. This means meeting most clients twice a year and providing a formal report before the meeting. The text below is typical of the letter I write to a client after a meeting. […]
Introduction The story is relatively simple, the falsification of emission tests which […]
Most of the people who read this blog give money to some of the thousands of charities in the world, most of which are aiming to do good for people. In his book “Doing Good Better – Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference” William MacAskill aims to show readers how […]
Drax is a power generation group that supplies around 7% of UK’s electricity. It is transforming itself at enormous cost (most of it billed to the electicity consumer) from Europe’s largest coal-fired power station to Europe’s largest renewable energy project. The new fuel is wood pellets but Drax is not commercially viable without the subsidises, […]
More than 20 billion chickens live on our planet, far outnumbering humans and all other species of birds and animals. Only one country and one continent are fowl-free. The Vatican City state has no room for chicken coops and the Pope’s supper comes from Rome’s markets and international treaties governing Antarctica forbid the import of […]
From ancient times to the modern day gold has been synonymous with wealth and prosperity. It has been a valuable and highly sought-after precious metal for coinage and jewellery since long before the beginning of recorded history. As a store of wealth it has frequently been used for trading. But anyone who has bought and […]
In 1986 the Saudis opened the spigot and sparked a four-month, 67% plunge that left the price of oil just above $10 a barrel. That led to the economic slowdown of the industrialised economies worldwide The US oil industry collapsed, triggering a quarter-century of production declines, and the Saudis regained their leading role in the […]
The BRIC thesis posits that China and India will become the world’s dominant suppliers of manufactured goods and services while Brazil and Russia will become similarly dominant as suppliers of raw materials. The term BRIC was coined in 2001 in a Goldman Sachs report which speculated that by 2050 these four economies would become wealthier […]
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Keith and I went to see Susie at Raymond James Investment Services as we had some money that had been left to our children. We had put the money in a children’s bond for 5 years and then the market flopped and we made no money on it! Susie was able to give us some ideas on how we might best invest the money so the children can (hopefully) have something when they are older! It was great to be able to speak to someone 'normal'! No jargon, easily understandable and no hassle whatsoever! We are now looking at taking out our premium bonds which we get no return on and investing them through Raymond James. Great service!Keith and Louise Y February 2010
l'd recommend your services to anyone who wants a good return on their money, but doesn't really want the hassle of being a part time stock broker. Thank you so much!
Raymond James are people you can trust your money with - unusual these days I know. Both Susie and Robert have a huge amount of experience and having known them both for a number of years now feel confident in recommending them to anyone who wants to get more from their investments - really nice people too.Gina W February 2010
I have trusted my hard earned cash to Susie and Robert Bewell for several years. They have kept me informed all the time and increased it way above what I would have got in the bank. Recommend!
Excellent service at Raymond James in Hitchin and very friendly and helpful staff too.
I've known Robert and Susie for several years now. They are professional, friendly and expert in what they do. Their attention to detail and customer care is second to none and they care as much about small investments as large ones. They gave me great advice about making an investment for my godson, so I'm sure when he reaches 18 he will be very happy I talked to Raymond James Investment Services. They really are 'a safe pair of hands in a volatile world'
Raymond James has been handling my pension investments for two years since I contracted out of and consolidated various company schemes I had. Their service is excellent, they truly understand the market and my investments have been extremely well managed. I am confident of a happy retirement!
Robert and Susie and their team have managed my affairs over the past 15 years and I am very happy with the professional and friendly service they offer. They know their clients personally by name and I like the fact that I do not have to go through the procedure of quoting an account number before anyone will speak to me.
I just wanted to say a big thank you. You have given us very valuable advice on what to do with our investment money and made things easy and simple to understand. We would not hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends, family and clients who are looking for good honest advice.
Raymond James have been looking after my investments for a few years. I have always found them approachable, friendly and patient. I genuinely feel they always have my best interests at heart.
I would like to thank Susie and the team at Raymond James for taking the stress and worry from making money. If only I had known them sooner. For over six years I have invested our money with Raymond James and through many ups and downs it still grows and grows and we know that our money is in safe hands.
Having been clients of Robert and Susie Bewell for approximately 20 years we are very satisfied with their advice and the service provided. The 6 monthly review meetings give us the opportunity to discuss the way forward with them.
I met with Raymond James last week and was very impressed with his advice, manner and easy to talk to approach. I felt at ease and able to ask any question (without feeling foolish) and felt his sound approach to finance and the useful tools he gave me in order to help me make decisions were very helpful. I would recommend people visit him for financial advice
I have used Raymond James Investment Services for more than 10 years and have always found Robert and Susie Bewell to be extremely sound and trustworthy. I would certainly recommend Raymond James to others seeking investment and financial advice.
The people who work there are lovely. Their knowledge, efficiency and consideration make them great people to deal with. Thank you to all involved
Raymond James offer excellent, thorough and highly professional service with a personal touch.
Personal service, professional and friendly. Made to feel that my small pot of money really matters.
I recommended Susie to a friend who had inherited some money. She was really impressed with Susie's knowledge and the detailed explanations she received about possible investments. She was relieved to find someone she could trust to manage her money and continues to be very happy with the service she is receiving from Raymond James Investment Services.
As long standing clients of the Hitchin Office, we have received professional advice and attention at regular reviews of our portfolio. Including British, European and global trends. Advisers and staff are always attentive to our personal wishes and are all knowledgeable, available and helpful. Full marks!
Not only do Raymond James Hitchin provide you with regular investment information and economic updates, clients have regular meetings with the partners who are making the investment decisions.